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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name of a group of highly fibrous minerals with separable, long, and thin fibers. Separated asbestos fibers are strong enough and flexible enough to be spun and woven. Asbestos fibers are heat resistant, making them useful for many industrial purposes.

Asbestos has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because asbestos fibers are resistant to heat and most chemicals, they have been mined for use in over 3,000 different products, including roofing materials, brake pads, and cement pipe often used in distributing water to communities. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor tiles.

Elevated concentrations of airborne asbestos can occur after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities. Improper attempts to remove these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air in homes, increasing asbestos levels and endangering people living in those homes.

Asbestos can be positively identified only by a trained analyst using a specialized microscope.

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You can choose to mail or drop off your samples at one of our 49 local labs located throughout the US and Canada. Local drop off at provides a quicker turnaround with same-day processing.

If you have already collected a material sample and don’t require an Asbestos Test Kit, you can choose from our two submission options: mailing your sample or dropping it off at a local lab. Our EPA approved, NVLAP accredited asbestos testing laboratory is ready to test your suspect asbestos-containing material.

Steps for Submitting Your Sample: Follow the EPA sampling guide instructions and download a sample submission form. Next, choose the turnaround [TAT] time for your results. Finally, either mail your sample(s) along with payment to the laboratory or drop them off at one of our 49 local labs located throughout the US and Canada for quickest processing.

Submitting your sample via local lab drop off: You can choose to drop off your samples at one of our local labs located throughout the US and Canada. This method provides a quicker turnaround with same-day processing.

Mail your sample[s] to: Please choose from one of the two forms below based on your geographic location. Be sure to include payment for the $95 lab processing fee with your mailed sample.

United States

EMSL Analytical, Inc.:
200 Route 130 North
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Canada

EMSL Canada, Inc.
2756 Slough Street Mississauga, ON, L4T 1G3

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name of a group of highly fibrous minerals with separable, long, and thin fibers. Separated asbestos fibers are strong enough and flexible enough to be spun and woven. Asbestos fibers are heat resistant, making them useful for many industrial purposes.

Asbestos has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because asbestos fibers are resistant to heat and most chemicals, they have been mined for use in over 3,000 different products, including roofing materials, brake pads, and cement pipe often used in distributing water to communities. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor tiles.

Elevated concentrations of airborne asbestos can occur after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities. Improper attempts to remove these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air in homes, increasing asbestos levels and endangering people living in those homes.

Asbestos can be positively identified only by a trained analyst using a specialized microscope.

Find Your Local Lab

With 49 accredited asbestos testing labs spread across the US and Canada, EMSL offers accessible, user-friendly, and rapid testing services for suspected asbestos materials. You can find your nearest laboratory by clicking on the map above. We provide the flexibility of either mailing your samples to us or dropping them off directly at any of these locations. Opting for dropping your samples off at one of our 49 local lab locations, ensures the quickest turnaround, as it enables same-day processing without the need for test kit requests or mailing delays.

Have you discovered materials in your home that you suspect may contain asbestos? If so, rely on EMSL for accurate testing and peace of mind.

Asbestos—a material once popular in construction, paper products, plastics, and more—now takes the lives of thousands of Americans every year due to related diseases. Exposure often occurs indoors, where it might be unknowingly released from these everyday materials. The long-term health effects, particularly on the lungs, are a significant cause for concern. Chronic inhalation exposure can lead to severe respiratory diseases, such as asbestosis, characterized by shortness of breath and coughing.

Moreover, asbestos exposure can increase the risk of cancer. Inhalation can cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, and it is also potentially linked to gastrointestinal cancers.

The EPA identifies asbestos as Group A, a known human carcinogen. Its presence can only be confirmed with a special type of microscope, highlighting the importance of professional testing. EMSL’s accredited asbestos testing labs provide definitive and trustworthy analysis. Trust us to support your safety.

Asbestos Test Kit

Trusted by Inspectors, Property Managers, Building Owners, Real Estate & Environmental Professionals

Test for the Asbestos in Floor Tiles, Flooring, Ceiling Tiles, Spray-on Popcorn Ceilings, Sheetrock & More.

Asbestos Testing Is Simple & Affordable
Enclosed in your Asbestos Test Kit by EMSL Analytical, you will find easy-to-follow instructions on how to submit your materials for asbestos testing. EMSL Analytical, a leading nationwide testing laboratory, uses analytical methods that allows for rapid, inexpensive, and accurate identification of Asbestos.

EMSL's EASY TO USE TEST KITS

Trusted by Inspectors, Property Managers, Building Owners, Real Estate and Environmental Professionals
Our test kits offer simple, easy-to-follow instructions that allow both the do-it-yourself or the field professional an added testing service as part of an inspection or prevention strategy. All kits include pre-paid postage and a variety of turnaround options including same-day!

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